A semiconductor clamp is a small clamping tool used to mount processors, heat sinks and other semiconductors to boards.
Because of their sensitivity, semiconductors that are mounted using improper clamping forces can cause considerable defects and quality issues. Defects negatively impact the performance of a chip or heat sink, or may prevent the device from working at all.
Semiconductor clamps are calibrated with predetermined clamping forces, so they apply the perfect amount of pressure to the semiconductor during installation. They also distribute the pressing force along the clamping fixture, further protecting the semiconductor device.